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Week 5 Update

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Good afternoon parents,

Welcome to another fantastic week in Year 3...can you tell I am very excited about the sunshine that is around?! We had a great walk out to Castle Rock yesterday afternoon and I feel re-energised for the very busy week ahead!





REMINDERS - WEEK 5
OLC Feast Day Mass - is on this Wednesday 15th August. We will be hosting the mass here at school in our hall beginning at 9am. All parents are invited to attend if you are able.

Mission Markets - These will be held on Wednesday between 11.30 and 12.45pm. We ask that all students bring in a small amount of change in different denominations with a cloth or reusable bag to store their loot! Thank you to Sara Drmota and Anna Sidebotham for volunteering to help us run our stall...it would be great if I could have another couple of volunteers please?

If you can please make sure that you have sent in your block of nut free chocolate and a bag of wrapped chocolates by tomorrow afternoon.

Operation Christmas Shoebox - if you can pleas…

Major Australian Place – Information Report

Major Australian Place – Information Report
At Home Research and Fact File due – Tuesday 14th August. As part of our learning in Literacy and HASS, students are being asked to choose a major place in Australia and write an information report on this place.
Students will need to complete their research at home under the supervision of a parent and then turn this into a fact file. This ties into our Reading Comprehension strategy of finding the main idea and looking for important details.
Students can choose from one of the following places or a place of their own interest.
Uluru Sydney Harbour Bridge Sydney Opera House The Twelve Apostles Great Barrier Reef Cape York Peninsular Nullarbor Plain Kakadu Blue Mountains Flinders Rangers Bondi Beach Daintree National Park Parliament House Melbourne

Week 4

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Good afternoon parents,

I hope that your team had a win over the weekend...lots of talking points!

I would like to congratulate all of the students involved in our beautiful mass on Friday morning. I was very proud of all of the students, those that read, carried up items and supported their class mates. I have received lots of positive feedback from the parishioners in attendance and the other teachers.


REMINDERS - WEEK 4
Mission Market Donations - On Wednesday 15th August we will be celebrating our Feast Day. We will begin with Mass at Our Lady of the Southern Cross Church beginning at 9.30am. You are warmly invited to attend if you can.
As a secondary part of our day we also have our annual Mission Markets - all money raised goes to support the Caritas mission and it is always a fantastic day!
This year, the Year 3D students will be hosting the 'Toilet Paper Toss' stall during this time! I have asked a couple of parents if they are able to help me with the construction...if you a…

Shoebox Appeal - Operation Christmas Child

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Dear Parents,

Over the coming weeks, the students in 3D are going to participate in an initiative called 'Operation Christmas Child' which aims to pack a shoebox to give to a child who has never received a gift before. This ties into our school value of Compassion as we are helping less fortunate children in need.

The students in Years 3-6 will collaborate on collecting their donation items and we will come together as a mixed group to put the boxes together. 

The following classes are responsible for the items listed below:
Year 3M - Something to wearYear 3D - A personal hygiene itemYear 4 - Something to draw withYear 5 - Something to play with Year 6 - Something to love.
In the coming days your child will be bringing home a note which indicates if they are bringing in an item for a boy or girl and what age. All students are asked to bring in $2.50 to help pay for postage.

It would be great if your child could perhaps use their own pocket money to purchase the items needed so they …

OLC Feast Day - Mission Markets

Good afternoon parents,

On Wednesday 15th August we will be celebrating our Feast Day. We will begin with Mass at Our Lady of the Southern Cross Church beginning at 9.30am. You are warmly invited to attend if you can.

As a secondary part of our day we also have our annual Mission Markets - all money raised goes to support the Caritas mission and it is always a fantastic day!

This year, the Year 3D students will be hosting the 'Toilet Paper Toss' stall during this time! I have asked a couple of parents if they are able to help me with the construction...if you are able to help can you please let me know!

If I can ask all 3D families to send in:

1 packet of wrapped chocolates ( Freddo Frogs, Mars Bars, Boost etc....)and 1 block of chocolate to be used as prizes. Please remember to choose a block that does not contain any nuts!

If you can have your chocolates in by Monday 13th August.

I will purchase toilet paper for the students to use.

For this day, we ask that you send your child in wi…

Week 3 - Term 3

Good afternoon parents, 

Welcome to a very special week for the students of 3D...this week we will be hosting a whole school mass on Friday morning beginning at 9am in the Hall. It would be great to have as many of you in attendance as possible.

REMINDERS - WEEK 3
Whole School Mass - As mentioned above is on Friday. For those students with readings, can I please ask you to practice with them out loud throughout the week. We will also be practicing in class but I really want the children to feel confident so the more times the better!

Stationery Items - If I can ask you to please check your child's stationery...many students have no glue, scissors or pencils.

Also, as a huge fan of stationery myself I can appreciate the joy of Smiggle!! However, if you can please remind your child that funky stationery is for the purpose of completing their assigned tasks and should not be a distraction to those around them.

Sight Words - All students were retested last week and were either given a new s…

Week 2 - Term 3

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Good afternoon parents,

Welcome to the week...I hope that you all survived the weather...can you believe it?!

Change of Seating -  Some of you may be aware that I have made a big change in regards to work spaces moving forward this term. I am giving the students the opportunity to choose their own work spaces instead of having allocated seating.
The reasoning behind this is that the majority of the students are very focused during our learning time and this is an opportunity to reward them.

With this in mind, Gathering Time in the morning is even busier! I am very mindful of keeping my eyes on the students to step in if there are any difficulties and to support them in making good seating choices. Please don't think I am being rude if I am not very chatty!!

Some of the rules around this are:

Choose a sensible work space.Choose to sit next to someone who helps you to be at your best and who you help to be at their best.I can be moved by Mrs Delane at any time if I am not following the ru…